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Al Driver: Champion of Corporate Counsel

I met Al Driver in 2005. I had joined Proskauer as its first CMO. Al was editor of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (MCC), which he launched in 1993. A graduate of Yale College and the University of Virginia Law School, Al practiced nine years with Cravath before joining J.C. Penney in 1961. He retired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in 1987.

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Looking Back: Federal Rules Reform Gets Real, 2014-2018

GCs embrace overhaul of e-discovery system.

The focus in early 2014 – MCC’s 21st year of publication – was very much on civil justice reform, specifically, proposed revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure pertaining to discovery and e-discovery. Driving...

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Looking Back: A World Turned Upside Down, 2009-2013

Digging out and stepping up, in-house counsel take the wheel.

As the magnitude of the financial crisis became apparent, the corporate community fretted over the risks of overreaction. Lawmakers and regulators discussed an array of changes in oversight and governance that, if adopted, would...

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Where Were the Lawyers? 1999–2003

A false alarm, a guiding hand and fallout from a very public scandal. Today, it’s more of a punchline than anything. In 1999, however, the Y2K problem (aka the Millennium Bug) was being taken very seriously by the legal community. Concerns that dates embedded in computer code could...

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Looking Back: The Search for Trust, 1994-98

Legal technology, information management, cost control and convergence move into the spotlight.

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are digging into the MCC archives for insights into the evolution and accomplishments of corporate counsel. Last issue, we focused on our inaugural...

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